I would reccommend this to any thinking person with a mind for literary excellence and adventure as I have with the other stories in the series.
I would actually compare it to nothing. In it's genre (if it can be fit into a genre) it has no peer.
I was most fascinated with the battle scene at the ditch. It was graphic and riveting. My heart was beating rapidly. I wanted to stand with Uhtred and fight the Danes myself.
I would take Uhtred to dinner, as long as he doesn;t toss a leg of mutton at a foppish waiter.
No livimg person entertwines fact, fiction, history and character development better than Bernard Cornwell. John Grisham writes in the present and Patrick O'Brian was his peer,In today's world Cornwell stands alone.
It put me in mind of Biller Wilder at his best, A laugh a minute. Outrageous storyline, memorable characters and perfect pacing. I was actually laughing out loud. I found myself imagining the perfect cast for the story. It would make a great movie.I'm reading the sequel the Road to Omaha, and it doesn't miss abeat.
I have listened to dozens of Scott Bick's performances and this could be his best. His British accents are a bit stilted but, easily forgiveable.I still give him a 10 on this. No one else could have pulled this off as well.
"And you thought you knew Robert Ludlum"
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